Would You Donate Your Breast Milk?

A newborn baby girl loses her mother, and moms come together to make sure she's still breastfed.
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Would You Donate Your Breast Milk?

A newborn baby girl loses her mother, and moms come together to make sure she’s still breastfed.

-April Daniels Hussar

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To be a mother is to know fear. Yes — it’s to know love, and joy, and pride and all those life-affirming emotions that make it a worthwhile experience — but on the flip side is the knowledge that our very joy rests on the frightening fragility of human existence. Though a deep-seated superstition (that I intellectually scoff at) makes this hard to type, I can’t imagine anything more devastating than losing my child. I think just about any mom will name that as her worst fear — unimaginable, terrifying, and the dark thing that makes us hold our children close, and sneak into their rooms to check their sweet breath as they sleep even though they have long outgrown the danger of SIDS. But — a close second on that list of fears is the loss of our very selves — the thought of leaving our children motherless.

That is just what happened to a 33-year-old new mother named Jennifer last month in Orlando. She died in her sleep, unexpectedly, leaving her six-week-old daughter Sara without a mama, and her husband Ivan alone in the world with a brand new baby.


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  1. I think this is awesome! I would totally donate, if I could. When my daughter was a baby my sister had a preemie foster child – she was very sickly, and I was so tempted to try feeding her, as my daughter was still breast feeding at the time. She died before she even reached three months – and I was guilt ridden afterwards that I had done nothing. Bravo to these fabulous women.

  2. I THINK WHAT THESE WOMENS ARE DOING IS AWESOME AND SOME MAY FIND IT WIERD FOR GIVEN YOUR OWN BREASTMILK TO A CHILD THAT IS NOT YOUR OWN, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO A SITUATION WHERE A LITTLE CHILD LIKE THIS DOES NOT HAVE HER MOTHER WHY NOT SOMEONE ELSE STEP UP….. I WOULD SO GIVE MY BREASTMILK TO A BABY IN NEED.. AND IF SOMETHING WHERE TO HAPPEN TO ME I WOULD WANT SOMEONE TO DO THE SAME FOR MY BABY…KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

  3. My mother is lucky enough to produce a very large amount of milk, and donated breastmilk while she was feeding most of her children (she has nine of us, and so spent over 18 years breastfeeding!) to local hospitals to use in their milk-bank to feed premies and neonates, and to donate to mothers unable to produce their own milk who still wished their babies to benefit. I fully intend to do the same, as and when I have children! At one point, my mum was feeding her own baby and dontating enough surplus milk to feed four more in the hospital’s neonatal unit!

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